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Old 04-11-2017, 10:31 AM
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Default Huge Public Star Party - Free - Apr 20 2017

Huge Public Star Party - Free - Apr 20 2017
This event is from 8pm to 9:45pm only

set up for the telescope team is at 7pm

The public should meet at the top of the hill in the paring lot to the left of the Aquila Building and talk with Terri at the PAS Table and Mike with his meteorites until 8pm when eveyrone will be allowed to go down the hill to the observing deck.

Why the delay? Because the event set up time also has vehicles going up and down the lit walking path and until we are set up, we prefer to not have anyone waiting on the scope set up. So, please visit with Mike and Terri at the top of the hill until it is time to go down to view through the telescopes.

If you haven't been to the BMC previously, or didn't know this info.... the Aquila building has nice bathrooms, water fountains and chairs to sit down. However, if you go in the building, please come outdoors and let your eyes adjust to the dark before you try to look through the telescopes.
Dark adaption takes about 20 minutes for younger eyes and longer the older you are. After about 10 minutes you can see through the scopes for brighter objects such as planets and the Moon, but for fainter objects, you will need the whole dark adaption time if you want to see what we are showing you.

Also, please do not have any white light around the observing area. If you need to take a phone call or make a phone call, take your phone away from the observing area so that the white light of your phone does not disrupt anyone from enjoying the views through the telescopes.

This event is FREE and open to everyone. Bring the whole family. RSVP is very highly requested in case we need to cancel due to weather. A cancel notice will go out to those who RSVP at The notice goes out by 4pm the day of the event. Earlier if we can be sure the weather will be bad. If no notice comes to your phone that day, the event is good to go. You can also check the PAS calendar before heading over to the event. Again, the cancel notice will be hopefully posted to the site by 4pm the day of the event. When you RSVP, provide a first name and the number in your party. No additional info is needed for RSVP for this event.

Here is the link monitor for this event:

We hope to see you there, and we are hoping for awesome weather that night. If you see a forecast for clouds, go outside and blow them away, please. : )
Terri Finch, PAS Events Manager since 2008 We are All Star Stuff !!!
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